Submersible Finds Seine Boat Tangled In Own Net

A fishing boat that sank earlier this month north of Sitka appears to be tangled in its own seine net.

The Evening Star, a 50-foot seiner, is now in nearly 400 feet of water.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that Global Salvage sent an unmanned submersible to the wreckage Tuesday. It found the Evening Star lying on its bow and severely entangled in its net. The company told the DEC that the boat is too deep for the diving equipment currently deployed on the scene

A mile-and-a-half oil sheen spotted after the vessel slipped has disappeared. Now, responders say only small spots are rising to the surface.

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Ed Ronco is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

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